Principal - Robin Pang-Maganaris

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Hello families!
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I am incredibly excited and honored to serve as your principal. Prior to joining Costaño, I was principal at two different schools -- Nesbit School in Belmont for 9 years and Panorama School in Daly City for 3 years. I was also a teacher for 16 years with the bulk of my experience teaching little ones in kindergarten and 1st grade.  I also taught fourth grade for 5 years.  While I have been a principal for a long time, I really think of myself as a kindergarten teacher!
In addition to being an educator, I am also a wife and a mom. My husband, Gary, and I have been married for 30 years and have lived in Belmont for the past 25 years.  We have two children.  Kelsey lives in Santa Barbara and is a teacher of students with exceptional needs.  Steven is an 11th grader at Design Tech High School.
My most favorite thing to do is to go back home to Hawai'i to be with my family.  I grew up in Wai'anae, Hawai'i and moved to California for college.  I also love being on the coast, traveling to new places, and eating yummy foods.  I am also a voracious reader.
Hablo un poco de español pero, por favor, hablame muy despacio porque tengo problems cuando la gente me habla rapido.  Gracias!

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Mission Statement
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To serve school communities with love, inspiration, and care with a conviction that educators, in conjunction with families, have the power to change lives, save lives, and make a difference every single day.

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Santa Clara University, B.S. Psychology, 1987
San Jose State University, Mult. Subjects Credential, 1991
San Jose State University, M.A. Elementary Education, 1997
National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood, 2002
Notre Dame de Namur, Administrative Credential, 2007
CSU East Bay, Ed.D. May 2020



Robin and Kelsey

Robin and Steven